Chart Watch Extra: One Direction Ties Video Record
One Direction’s DVD Up All Night—The Live Tour logs its 29th week at #1 on Billboard’s Top Music Videos chart. This ties Ray Stevens’ Comedy Video Classics for the longest run at #1 since this chart originated (as Top Music Videocassettes) in March 1985.
A total of 44 music videos have logged 10 or more weeks at #1 since 1985. New Kids on the Block has three of these, which is more than any other artist. Backstreet Boys, Garth Brooks and Michael Jackson have each had two. So have Linkin Park (counting a collabo with Jay-Z), George Michael (counting a video with Wham!) and Snoop Dogg (counting The Up In Smoke Tour video, on which he was featured).
Here’s a complete list of the music videos that have logged 10 or more weeks at #1 since 1985. Ties are listed in alphabetical order by artist. I also show what records various videos hold and other points of interest.
One Direction, Up All Night—The Live Tour, 29 weeks from June 2012 to January 2013.
Ray Stevens, Comedy Video Classics, 29 weeks from May 1993 to February 1994. This is the longest run at #1 for a comedy performer and for a male solo artist.
Carreras/Domingo/Pavarotti, Carreras Domingo Pavarotti In Concert, 26 weeks from May 1991 to February 1992. This is the longest run at #1 for classical crossover artists. It’s also the longest run at #1 for a collaboration.
Pink Floyd, Pulse, 25 weeks from June 1995 to October 2006.
Yanni, Live At The Acropolis, 23 weeks from March 1994 to December 1995. This is the longest run at #1 for a new age artist.